Jimmie Lou Bell

June 25, 1946May 5, 2012

Jimmie Lou Bell, 65, of Sikeston, died May 5, 2012, at her home. Born June 25, 1946, in Hickman, KY, to the late Jimmie and Martha Preslor Bass, she was a Licensed Practical Nurse, and was employed by Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston at the time of her retirement. She was a member of the Miner Baptist Church. On September 30, 1983, in Benton, she married Terry Bell, who survives of the home. Other survivors include: two sons and one daughter-in-law, Jason and Laurie Bell of East Prairie and Terry Bell, Jr. of Poplar Bluff; one daughter and son-in-law, Stephanie and David Novak of Sikeston; three sisters and one brother-in-law, Dianne Watson of Springfield, Mickey Miller of Dade City, FL and Cindy and Mike Platt of Jackson; and three grandchildren, Hannah Kasting, Ross Kasting and Maddie Grace Bell. Also surviving are many precious nieces and nephews, and a special friend, Mike Kasting. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Stevie Bass; and two sisters, Glynda Davis and Dot Jones. Visitation will be held this evening from 5:00-8:00pm at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel, where services will be conducted at 11:00am Tuesday, May 8, 2012, with Rev. Jason Davis, associate pastor of the Bethany Baptist Church of Cape Girardeau, officiating. Burial will follow in the Memorial Park Cemetery in Sikeston. Pallbearers will be Rick Adams, Joe Godwin, Dewayne Reeves, Nelson Guth, Mike Gadberry and Nathan Mays. Memorial contributions may be sent to: National Kidney Foundation 10803 Olive Blvd., Suite 200 St. Louis, MO 63141


  • Visitation Monday, May 7, 2012
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, May 8, 2012

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Brenda Tubbs-Penrose

May 21, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Jim Dovers

May 14, 2012

Jimmie Lou, you will always be a good friend and I'm thinking of the bbq's that you and CA Betty and I use to have years ago. I am really going to miss you and only the best for you and your family. May God bless and keep you for ever.Jim Dovers Austin Texas

Bardis Dismuke

May 8, 2012

Diane it has been many years since I have seen you or Jimmie, I still remember how sweet she was and you also. I am sorry for your loss the world was a brighter place when she was here, I know haven has gained a brighter star.

May 8, 2012

Mickey & family, Jimmie Lou was a beautiful soul. It was a privilege to work with her for so many years. I'm so sorry for your loss. May God bless... - Myra Gilliland

Pamela Tope

May 8, 2012

I have known Jimmie Lou since high school. We were cheerleaders together. She will be remembered fondly by me. She always had a smile on her face. I know how proud she was of her children and grandchildren. She will be missed.

May 8, 2012

I graduated with Jimmy Lou. She was always so sweet and energetic. Had a very sweet spirit. I can remember it after all these years. Haven't seen her since our graduation, but I am so sorry to hear of this loss, but Heaven has gained an angel.Prayers for the family....Sincerely, Jewell "Elaine" Lewis Crossno.

May 8, 2012

One of our class officers, vivacious, super friendly and able to make others happy. We will miss you Jimmie Lou.
Ruth Ann Roberts

Sandy Hulehan

May 8, 2012

Jimmie Lou was such a sweetheart. She will be missed by all. In my heart she will always be "sweet 16". My condolence to the entire family.

May 8, 2012

For all the good times we had growing up--I thank you!! You will be missed, always so much fun and full of life. Condolences to your family and those close friends who will miss seeing you and being with you regularly. Jennifer Puckett Guess (Denver, CO)

Gretta Hovis/Blanchard

May 8, 2012

Diane and all the family. There aren't words for the comfort that only our God can give, and I pray for that for you all. Jimmie Lou was loved by all who knew her. Love peace and comfort to you all at this time.
Gretta Hovis Blanchard
Tyronza, Ar